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[tweetmeme] We went down to the 165th annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.

I’ve been going to the fair my entire life and I’ve only missed 1 year.   (my best friend got married that weekend – she was from Dutchess County, she should have known better!!  LOL!!)  There are certain things I look forward to every year.  One of the major food vendors that I love were MIA this year, but my other favorite thing is the baby animals.  These babies certainly didn’t disappoint!!  There are 13 babies in the first video!!

What are your favorite things to do at fairs?

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Yesterday Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck NY.  But did you know there were other things going on in the area?  For instance the church I grew up in (that my parents still faithfully attend) had their annual picnic.  My Dad was the main entertainment….

After the picnic Michael and I went over to my Mom & Dad’s house to talk gardening for a while.  We also took down Michael & Angela’s photo gallery which was hanging at Barista’s in the Hudson Valley Mall.  Last but not least, we stopped for a slice of the best pizza on earth before we left to head back home.

What did you do this weekend?

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[tweetmeme] This weekend in Parade there was an article that mentioned the following:

Scientists believe that lightning-bug numbers are declining worldwide.  As part of the volunteer Firefly Watch of Boston’s Museum of Science, you can assist researchers by collecting data.  Just spend 10 minutes a week to count evening activity in a yard or field.  Sign up at mos.org/fireflywatch.

This makes me sad.  I remember when I was a little girl going out to catch fireflies.  I grew up in the country so they were abundant.  I used to catch them in empty tomato sauce jars – (after I’d carefully poked holes in the lid of course.)  I’d like to think that future generations would have the opportunity to catch their lucky fireflies as well, but with less to catch it looks like many will miss out. 

Did you catch fireflies as a child?
What kind of emotions do you feel when you think back to doing it?

Did you think it was lucky to catch one?

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Image from: http://diggingri.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/many-happy-returns/

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Lately there have been all kinds of cute things in my pool….

What do you do to stay cool in the summer?

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